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Pink Shirt Day 2023

Janine Laumua —


Bullying in Aotearoa is a real problem. We have the third-highest rate of school bullying out of 36 OECD countries and one in five workers feels discriminated against or bullied at work. Those bullied are far more likely to experience mental health issues.

Pink Shirt Day works to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity in all its forms and supporting schools, workplaces and communities to be safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive for everyone. 

What an awesome week our Student Leaders put on raising awareness to SPEAK UP, STAND TOGHTHER AND STOP BULLING!

To celebrate this important kaupapa we did the following: 

Monday - Chalk Drawing

Tuesday Teacher vs Student Ki o Rahi

Wednesday - Bake Sale

Thursday - Just Dance

Friday - Pink Shirt Day and Assembly

What an awesome way to finish the week with a Pink Shirt Fashion Show and reminders around the 5 upstander actions:

1. Support the person experiencing Bulling

2. Distract

3. Call it

4. Leave and act

5. Get some other help

All funds raised were donated to Inside Out Charity.